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in this election, that was pretty much it. it is a short list. want to talk about what went well on the other side last night? i'm actually going to pause for a second to give you a chance to hit pause on your dvr in case you want to go make popcorn or something? maybe mix a drink. you'll want to settle in for this. so get comfortable. i'll give you a second. ♪ celebrate good times ♪ come on you back? we ready? so last night, the democratic senator, who was supposed to be the most endangered incumbent in the country not only won, she won by 16 points. republican senator scott brown of massachusetts, who was so stuffed with hedge fund misunderstood that he burped credit default swaps. scott brown lost by a lot to the nation's foremost authority on the economic rights of the middle class. after marriage rights for same-sex couples were voted down in state after state after state for years, more than 30 times in a row, this year, all change in maine, they voted on marriage equality and they voted for it. in maryland, they voted on marriage equality and they voted for it. in minnesota, they were a
crazy stuff happening in ohio. it just starts right up, doesn't it? a week after the election. i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> i'm so happy you had her on. we'll be talking about that later on in this show too. and that t-shirt is one for the smithsonian. >> it certainly is. there's no doubt. >> thank you, ed. >> thank you. >>> thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. in his first press conference after being re-elected to a second term as president, then president ronald reagan was asked if he had anything to say to the people in the country who did not vote for him and who did not feel that they were part of the reagan revolution. he was also asked about nancy reagan falling down and bumping her head right before the election. he said that she had a tender lump on the side of her head, but that she would be fine. in president clinton's first press conference, after he was re-elected to a second term, the president started to answer a question about the role of first lady hillary clinton in the second clinton term, before he sort of diverted
, sequestered off as if they're not of us, deeply a part of our american family. this was a generous election. forget this talk of sharp elb s elbows, every man for his himself, grab your tax cut and head out on your own. all the nastiness we heard only served to excite and energize the people it was aimed at, only served to turn off the people and said none of that for me. that sounds like uncle what's his name stuff, i don't buy it, i'm not going to buy it. so we go off to this new era of hope. a time to work and think and keep on deciding. we ain't going back because as we decided on tuesday, back just isn't what it was supposed to be, was it? joining me is republican strategist john feary and democratic strategist bob shrum. did you hear that feehery. the republican party can no longer count on white voters to carry them in elections. it dropped two points from 2008 numbers from 72% -- actually went to 72% from 74%. while the minority percentages steadily is rising. here is how the 2012 election broke down by racial group. president obama won just 39% of the white vote down from 49% last
is wrong with the election system on purpose. it's wrong on purpose, because we know what needs to be done to fix the problems and it's not being done on purpose. but arizona, right now, is a hot and heavy contender at this point for at least exhibit "b." and unlike florida, arizona is still not even done yet. not even with this year's election. stay tuned. there will be more on this. time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." have a great night. >>> well, we knew this was going to happen, but i for one, didn't know it would happen this fast. the republican party is now officially at war with the republican party. >> there's a battle brewing over the future of the republican party. >> a war of the worlds. >> republicans drown in a sea of spin. >> post election blues. >> within an echo chamber they lost. >> a time machine. >> they were able to create their own reality. >> this election won't be close. 300 plus for romney. >> 300 electoral votes. >> they were fleeced, exploited and lied to. >> mythology. >> conservative entertainment complex. >> feeding to mythology. >> the
outside groups spent more than a billion on the election, many of those groups do not seem to have gotten much for that money. i wonder if they would do with it if they could get it back. dh it if they could get it back. >>> "first look" is up next. >>> snow, rain and dangerous winds hit the storm-battered northeast. a victory for president obama. now he returns to washington to deal with a serious financial disaster. and dodging traffic. a nasty auto accident caught on tape along with a pedestrian who walked away from it. good morning everyone. i'm lynn berry, those stories and more on straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> if you can believe it, more mystery for residents in the northeast as a powerful nor'easter batters airs yas already hit hard by hurricane sandy. this storm is packing winds of over 60 miles per hour and dumped as much as a foot of snow in some areas. there are already reports of downed trees and power lines and more than a thousand flights have been canceled. katherine craig is braving the elements for us this morning. katherine? >> reporter: good
interesting happen last night? we had a bit of an election, didn't we. anybody think we got the election right? barring any major miracles i'm calling the election right now. it's already over. [applause] >> cenk: yeah, that was only six weeks ago. will i be voting today? the answer is yes. then the guys who are not voting, fox news in a total meltdown. >> you got to be careful calling things. >> well, folks. >> keep coming. here we go. you tell me whether you stand by your call in ohio given the karl rove. >> cenk: that was awesome. and wait until you see bill o'reilly saying, oh, no, the right establishment is lost--yes! and then progressive victories everywhere! some of them even came in 420. [ cheering ] >> it means i'm going to smoke a lot of weed! whew! >> and if you think there respect going to be elbows on this show, then you don't know what is happening. lots of elbows tonight. it's go time! [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> romney: i'm mitt romney. i believe in america and i'm running for president. >> this is going to be a landslide. he's going to win by more than five points. >> barack obama wi
to president obama's second term agenda? just three days after the election? and did he insult the tea party? >> we don't have a tea party caucus to speak of in the house. >> a leader of that movement will be here to respond. >> i have invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together. >> the fiscal cliff showdown heating up will democrats and republicans find common ground? we'll have a special report. >> nobody is surprised, right, that people are already starting to talk about the next republic ticket. marco rubleio, i think, has planned a trip to iowa. >> laura: it's already starting. rising g.o.p. star marco rubio's trip to iowa fueling 2016 speculation. mike huck huckabee with analysis. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone and the factor begins right now. _ hi, everyone, i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. we'll have the talking points memo in the next segment. but, first, our top story breaking news, the sudden resignation of cia chief da
's reaction to president obama's re-election. we'll tell you how the business community is feeling about four more years. we know how stephen colbert feels. he's not taking it well. that clip later in the show. >>> first let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. for obvious reasons we were locked in on the presidential election for the last couple days. hundreds of thousands of americans remained during that time without power during an unseasonably cold spell in the northeast. yesterday, to add to the damage left by hurricane sandy, a nor'easter blew through the east coast dumping snow and rain on a region that's barely begun to dig out from sandy. there are new pictures from staten island. several inches of wet snow are threatening to topple already weakened trees. power was knocked out to some 60,000 homes in new york and new jersey overnight, many of which had just seen service restored after more and a week in the dark. passenger trains grind to a halt and at least 1300 flights kept at the gates of airports. we'll have a live report from one of the areas hit hardest by the
with this. the re-elected president did it today, he said what he's going to do, how he's going to lead. he's going do it like a world leader entering into negotiations with preconditions. those preconditions are now clear. a take back of the bush tax cuts from the very top. this is it. what we were waiting for, a tough, sharp statement of what this re-election means. it means that people will know we have a president who is ready to stand his ground for jobs, for growth, but not the bush/romney way, no more trickle down now that the people of this country have sent their message from the gound up. armed for combat, barack obama takes the felt against the very forces who fought to cut him down. he will be a democratic president. he will be fair on tacks. he will use those taxes to rebuild this country and educate it up to the tough competition we face in the 21st century. he's backed by a majority of the american people, indeed re-elects as the only democrat with the civil war with two majority elections behind him with an undergraded mandate at his back. today he marched on to the field of
of their head after the election, and exactly what happened. i love it. we'll have more of this tomorrow. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer, and san francisco, california, and this is "viewpoint." this is a scene we've witnessed before and one we'll watch for four more years after a tumultuous campaign and one long night, the president along with his wife and daughter returned home to the white house this evening. the power of the presidency is making itself felt in other parts of dc where a fear of possible economic collapse is a recurring theme. speaker of the house john boehner seem interested in a compromise with democrats that could keep the country from plunging off the so-called fiscal cliff. while florida is still official officially too close to call even without its 29 collect 29 electoral college votes mr. obama won with a hefty 303 electoral votes but a mere 53% of the popular votes begging the question, was it a mandate or a draw. the president promised to reach out to leaders of both parties. speaker boehner appeared to be re
to the most secretive white house of all time, you were not told about it until after the election. we will have a full investigation into this matter, coming up later this hour. but first things first. is america still a center right nation? it it would be sill tow say that a nation that elects barack obama, especially one that re-elects him is a nation that remains in important respect, center right. the question is, what do do you about that? i guess one option is despair for some. people are lost, the country's lost. it's all hopeless and we may as well pick up our marbles and go home. that's one option. i think we ought to reject that. the second is anger. yell at the american people for not being as conservative as woe wish and we were right and they ought to be more conservative. that might make you feel good. you may feel morally superior to the masses and tell make conserveatism, a minority movement for a lock, long time. i think we as conservatives, we should reject that option as well. there is a third option, we can jettison our principles and become liberal-lite, embrace b
all across the country. tuesday's elections with a huge yes to women's issues, gay rights, drug reform, and seriously address the issue of climate change. tonight we'll talk about next steps. we can't afford to lean back and celebrate our wins. we need to continue to move forward, leaning forward. let's explore what needs to be don't on it. our guests will include chris lehans aide to al gore and political consultant. an then legendary willie brown with key measures that move the vote. and now that the onslaught of the elections is finally oh over let's get the back story of why jeff goodby does in the like politics. but first we have chris lehans. the elections were predictable but in some respects unpredictable. there were gains in women in the senate, the drug challenge and gay marriage in ways we haven't seen in the past. a when is your sense on this election in history. >> i think people will look back at this election as a tipping point in the country. what you saw was a demographic turnout in terms of the latino vote the women and a lot of people spend at least time on latino, w
in business as a political party, and if they want to be successful in getting their people elected they're going to have to change the way they do things, and they're going to have to moderate soften some of their positions. they've got this huge problem with young people and a huge problem with hispanic, with women, with gays and lesbians. you would think they would have to do something but you know, you know, we don't have a crystal ball, and so far they're showing no real sign of wanting to change their ways. >> eliot: sam, you know, the republican party if you look at the exit polls, and you see that they were virtually nowhere with latinos, nowhere with blacks, no one where people under 29, there is a huge gender gap. it's a party of angry white men. that is not a plan of success. doesn't anybody in the republican party get that in terms of raw politics? is there somebody who is saying guys change you're approach to this game. >> lindsey graham said that exact statement a month and a half ago and it will mean absolutely nothing. i think the republican party as a national party is o
everybody. >> welcome to the "young turks." it's the second day after the election and we're still having fun. karl rove flushed that money down the toilet, now they're goal at him big time. this one big ad run by the democrats apparently had more effect than that entirely amount of money. >> romney shut down our plant. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin. >> i still love that ad. then rove comes up with the world's lamest excuse. >> they cut their winning percentage by over romney by about two thirds, but the president -- he succeeded by suppressing the vote. >> wait, wait, wait, obama suppressed the vote? obama suppressed the vote! you're a stitch, karl. and we continue to rub it in the faces about how wrong they were. >> obviously i think with the election results last night, do you want to offer an apology? >> we missed the north carolina senate race. >> yes you did. >> by the way, i didn't. i got that one right too. by wait, the most accurate pollster for the election, you will love that result. don't miss that. it's go time. >> president obama
coming off a smashing re-election victory or speaker of the house john boehner and his tea party cohort determined to hold the line against higher tax rates on the well-to-right now both sides seem to be digging in. president obama used a campaign-style white house appearance today to declare that while he's willing to compromise with the republicans his bisque position has not changed. >> obama: as i said before, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit we have to combine spending cuts with revenue that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. and that includes democrats independents, and a lot of republicans. >> eliot: mr. obama also said that he planned to meet with speaker of the house john boehner and other congressional leaders at the white house next year along with business and labor leaders. the president made it clear that even while talks were under way he wanted the house to move quickly to pass a middle class tax freeze
-term mayor and now lieutenant governor in san francisco is starting to take shape. tuesday's election was a huge yes to women's rights, gay rights, drug reform and seriously address the issue of climate change. tonight we'll talk about next steps. we can't afford to sit back and celebrate our wins. we have to continue manufacturing forward, leaning forward. with me tonight exploring with me tonight our guests include chris lehans long time clinton aide lawyer and political consultant. and then legendary willie brown and his candid take on key measures. and now we'll get the back story why ad gurus rich silverstein and jeff goodby just don't like politics. we'll start with chris lehans. this is a predictable outcome and in other respects overoverwhelmoverwhelming gains in the u.s. senate, drug policies in states, gay marriage in ways we haven't seen in the past. what is your perspective of what is going on in this country. >> people will look back at this a tipping point of election in our country. what people talk about the demographic turnout and the importance of latino votes and wo
now. >> good evening, thank you, my friend. thank you for stays with us. whatever post election lull we could count on, the lull has been cancelled this year. new reporting tonight about the scandal that has forced general petraeus out of government, out as head of the cia, and there are a ton of questions. and even though president obama's reelection was settled at about 11:15 p.m. eastern last tuesday, the election overall is still underway in some parts of the country, including one place where it appears to have mostly just broken down with a bunch of federal level races still undecided. and the state in question is not florida for once. important updates coming up there including what may be a deconcession by a democrat who previously thought he had lost in a big important u.s. senate race. that's all ahead. >>> but we have to begin with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former pre
have spent $100 million to get no one elected this year. the coke brothers, and while dropping that cash may very made them feel important, the math said it was not money well spent. outside groups spent more than a billion on the election, many of those groups do not seem to have gotten much for that money. i wonder if they would do with it if they could get it back. now it's time for "the last word" with laerns o'donnell. have a great night. >>> come on. you know what i'm going to say. you do. you know i've been dying to say this for a year. ann colter was right. >> well, i'll put it in a nutshell, if we don't run chris christie, romney will be the nominee and he'll lose. >> the president dramatically down. >> you'll see a romney land slide. >> it's going to be a great day tomorrow. >> shellacking, repudation, melt down. >> i believe we can seize this future together. >> four more for 44. >> a decisive victory. >> 2008 was not a fluke. >> his emphatic victory tonight. >> it was over in about five minutes. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. >> i won't just be yo
on this cake. from columbus, an audio from election night when he was having his meltdown when the results were coming in. >> you listen to me! i want it reopened right now. get those brokers back in here! turn those machines back on! turn those machines back on! [ laughter ] >> stephanie: karl rove's people, mortimer duke from trade be places. >> i enjoyed seeing him jump off the balcony. >> stephanie: the part where his brother is having a heart attack. [bleep] him. turn those machines back on. >> do you think somebody from the tea party who got his credit card canceled overnight might have been a little upset? >> who said i am now predicting a 330 electoral vote for mitt romney? [buzzer] >> i am predicting 321-217 landslide for romney. george will. the general who's always been wrong about everything. ever. in the history of things. >> who said it won't be close i predict a romney victory by 120 electoral votes. >> ghandi. >> for the win who said we're going to win by a landslide romney's going to carry 325 electoral votes. >> dick sergeant? >> stephanie: because it was being morris. >> that
no longer the vice presidential candidate that will never be president. >> i know the election was a long time ago. >> one full week since election day. >> i wanted to refresh everyone's memories. >> we made this campaign about big ideas and big issues. >> big issues. >> just wasn't enough at the end of the day. >> that lost. >> they lost. >> this was a real shellacking. >> losing never feels good. >> we were surprised at the outcome. >> what are the lessons for conservatives? >> the primary problem is an economic message. >> the problem is. >> a demographic problem. >> disrespecting women the last two years. >> we were surprised in the outcome. the president won the race, i congratulated him on the race. >> the republican party needs to get it together. >> the hard part is where you get there. >> congress returns for lame duck session. >> back from recess with a daunting task. >> to avert the fiscal cliff. >> the issue is taxes. >> the bush era tax cuts. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> have a little swag. >> tha
sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> romney says obama bought the election. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. you'd have thought that mitt romney would have stopped this crap. during the campaign he was out there selling it, that president obama was buying black votes by dumping the work requirement for welfare. remember that little sugar plum? it had it all, the accusation that minority voters could be scarfed up with a little chump change. throw them a little something and the votes would come pouring back. here he was yesterday, romney, schmoozing with his donor base about how the whole thing went wrong. it seems the president did a little wholesale purchasing, he said. he bought the minority with health care and bought the students with free student loans. great work there, mitt. you're at it again with your double barrels. one, claims that aren't true, and, two, that old dog whistle of yours. fact. people in the income bracket you mentioned have to kick in to get health care. fact, students still ha
, the american people voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in that spirit, i have invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together. in a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that's the focus of the plan that i talked about during the campaign. >> president obama spoke publically the night that he won his second term when he gave his victory speech in chicago. thereafter, though, he did speak privately to some campaign volunteers in chicago. we would not have seen those remarks if not for the fact the president while speaking with volunteers he did something which he almost never does. he choked up and started crying and so that tape ended up being widely seen. and today's remarks in the the east room of the white house were the first time that president obama has made an official public statement. you could tell that in part by the huge round of applause he got as
, this world of the actual election results, as a stranger in a strange land. for days now it's been in a daze wandering around wondering, what gimmick switched the channels? what odd happening bounced them from the world they believed in, saw all around them, to the world they find themselves so suddenly and shockingly now a part of, the world that is truly undeniably america. i'm joined to talk about this by the former rnc chair michael steele and mother jones washington bureau chief david corn. he's the author of the ebook "47 percent ,"a great book and a great get. he's an msnbc political analyst. let's start now. in politico jonathan martin describes the gop media cocoon writing, in this reassuring conservative pocket universe rasmussen polls are gospel, the benghazi controversy is worse than watergate, fair and balanced isn't just marketing, and dick morris is a political seer. this morning former house speaker and republican presidential candidate newt gingrich said he never saw the gop defeat even coming and said it's time for a serious republican postmortem. let's listen to newt. >> i
just had an election and the house of representatives was elected committed to keeping taxes low. the president was committed elected on the basis that he was not romney, and that romney was a poopy head and you should vote against romney, and he won by two points. but he didn't make the case that we should have higher taxes and higher spending. it sounded like the opposite. >> i'm not sure what grover norquist meant by that, but then again i rarely under him in the first place. joining me now former secretary under president clinton now a professor at uc berkeley robert reich whose best selling e-book "beyond outrage:what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it" is now available on paper work. good evening. >> good evening. >> eliot: i want to pars where the republicans are. has the republican relationship willing to increase marginal tax rates. >> no, they have not said that they're willing to increase marginal tax rates at all. they said they're willing to increase revenues which is different from increasing rates. you can increase revenues by closi
's obvious something was happening before the election. as a favor to president obama did not do anything before the election. that is all i'm saying. i'm not saying it's tied to the investigation. i'm saying that he held the story back. not to complicate matters. and he's not testifying. that's all i'm saying. >> kimberly: unfortunate. i would like to hear from him. he has answers. and the american people deseven to know. >> andrea: he was scheduled to testify on thursday. sending replacement. they could subpoena him to testify. there is precedent for administrators who left capitol hill before. >> kimberly: man of honor. he should come forward. then and testify. tell the american people what he knows. general and respected. >> bob: thing is, his deputy probably had much more information about what happened in benghazi than the director of the c.i.a. did. head of operations -- >> kimberly: petraeus is nobody's figurehead. >> bob: i'm not suggesting that. i'm suggesting when you head up intelligence agency you have pieces moving. >> greg: can i make a point. i hate these stories. i do. th
and this is "viewpoint." it's amazing what getting re-elected can do for a politician. even the president of the united states. it was a confident and combative president obama who strode to the white house lecturn today for his first press conference since winning his second term. at the top of his agenda, a first step towards saving the country's economy were dropping off the so-called fiscal cliff which one of our guest tonight more aptly calls the austerity bomb. >> pass a law right now that would prevent any tax hike whatsoever on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. we should at least do what we agree on, and that's to keep the middle class taxes low. >> eliot: the president also emphasized what he would not do a sending time to make a tax deal with house republicans. >> obama: what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> eliot: mr. obama also waded into the scandal that saw
. >> jennifer: that's a fair point, mr. speaker. >> obama: and this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again, and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> jennifer: in fact we have the empty champagne bottles to prove it. >> obama: so let's get to work. >> jennifer: love it. [♪ theme music ♪] >> obama: so all we need is action from the house, and i have the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. [ applause ] >> jennifer: that's president obama in the east room today urging house republicans to stop being so intrangedent. joining us tonight is jake sherman, the congressional core -- coarse upon independent for political. what does it mean for next week? will they get a deal? >> house republicans are saying they are not going to increase rates. they don't have the votes to do so, so they are going to go to the white house, but john boehner even said recently this is going to be long talks. is the first round of negotiations after the election but what is important to kee
those numbers. as is often said, elections have consequences and the grand bargain if there is one must reflect that. the president has already begun to move beyond the beltway to enlist support meeting today with labor leaders from around the country who describe the talks as very, very positive. >> we're very, cre committed to making sure that the middle class and workers don't end up paying the tab for a party that we didn't get to go to and the president is committed to that as well. >> eliot: joining me now with more on the fiscal cliff negotiations is senator bernie sanders, independent from vermont. senator, many thanks for your time and congratulations on your genuine landslide victory of 71.3% in the great state of vermont. >> thank you. thank you. >> eliot: so how do we turn the exaltation of last week into results? how do we know say there must be a reformation of what had been offered to the republicans last year? >> well, eliot i tell you the wray to do it is very simple. listen to wha
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